Dear Friends in Christ,

One of the cornerstones of a safe environment is transparency. In 2018, then-Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory released the names of all clergy and seminarians credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors.

I renew and reiterate my support for the efforts the Archdiocese has undertaken to prevent abuse and to face the truth of what happened within our Church. As people come forward with credible accusations of abuse or, as other dioceses and Religious Orders report names of those deemed credibly accused who may have served here, we will update the lists published below.

I encourage anyone affected by abuse to contact us. We want to work with you in the spirit of transparency and pursuit of healing. We want you to be sure there is no one in ministry who is credibly accused of the sin of sexual abuse of a minor. We will partner with law enforcement so they can properly investigate and take appropriate action. We want to ensure that the scourge of sexual abuse of minors can never happen again.

I humbly ask forgiveness of all those who have been harmed by the sin of sexual abuse and pledge to do everything in my power to protect all those in my care.

Yours in Christ,

† Most Rev. Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv.
Archbishop of Atlanta

The list is divided into three parts:

  • Priests and others under the direct authority of the Archdiocese of Atlanta where a credible allegation of sexual abuse has been made involving conduct within the Archdiocese
  • Priests and others under the direct authority of a Religious Order, but assigned to the Atlanta Archdiocese where a credible allegation of sexual abuse has been made involving conduct within the Archdiocese
  • Priests and others where the Archdiocese of Atlanta has not received an allegation of sexual abuse regarding conduct within the Archdiocese, but where a credible allegation of sexual abuse has been made against them elsewhere

The list of credibly accused clergy has been prepared based on the recommendation of the Archdiocesan Review Board, which is composed of members who are laypersons and not in the employ of the archdiocese. This board serves to advise the diocesan/eparchial bishop in his assessment of allegations of sexual abuse of minors as well as in his determination of a cleric’s suitability for ministry following an allegation of abuse. It also assists in reviews of diocesan/eparchial policies and procedures for dealing with sexual abuse of minors.

The list below will be updated if new credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor are determined.

Last Updated:  November 5, 2020

Last Updated:  November 5, 2020

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